Renting Out Your Property For Dummies: UK Edition

Renting Out Your Property For Dummies: UK Edition

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Whether you are renting out part of your home, or investing in a property, this guide to the constantly changing housing market and its laws will prove to be invaluable. Whether you inherited a home you now need to rent or you're aiming to become a property tycoon, this friendly guide is your road map to success and will teach you strategies that every good landlord should know.
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  • Paperback | 386 pages
  • 188 x 234 x 24mm | 798.34g
  • New York, United States
  • 0764570161
  • 9780764570162
  • 2,359,917

Table of contents

Introduction. Part I: So You Want to Be a Landlord? Chapter 1: Do You Have What It Takes to Manage a Buy--to--let Property? Chapter 2: Deciding Whether to Manage Your Property Yourself or to Hire an Agent. Chapter 3: Finding the Perfect Rental Property. Part II: Renting Your Property. Chapter 4: Preparing Your Rental Property for Prospective Tenants. Chapter 5: Rent, Deposits, and Tenancy Agreements: The Big Three of Property Management. Chapter 6: FOR RENT: Generating Interest in Your Rental Property. Chapter 7: Handling Prospective Tenants and Showing the Property. Chapter 8: Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo: Selecting Your Tenants. Part III: The Brass Tacks of Managing Rentals. Chapter 9: Moving in the Tenant. Chapter 10: Collecting and Increasing Rent. Chapter 11: Keeping Good Tenants -- and Your Sanity. Chapter 12: Dealing with Problem Tenants. Chapter 13: Moving Out Tenants. Part IV: Techniques and Tools for Managing. Chapter 14: Maintenance. Chapter 15: Safety and Security. Part V: Money, Money, Money! Chapter 16: Raising the Cash to Buy Your Rental Property. Chapter 17: Two Necessities of Being a Landlord: Insurance and Taxes. Chapter 18: Financial Management and Recordkeeping. Part VI: Only for the Daring. Chapter 19: Government Programmes. Chapter 20: Working in Niche Markets: Students, Pets, and Smokers. Part VII: The Part of Tens. Chapter 21: Ten Reasons to Become a Rental Property Owner. Chapter 22: Ten Ways to Get and Keep Full Occupancy in Your Property. Chapter 23: Ten Ways to Increase Cash Flow. Appendix: Resources. Index.
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"...is full of information for property owners..." (The Index, October 2003) "...simple, comprehensive guide...packed with insider advice..." (Oxford Times, Autumn 2003) "...a comprehensive guide..." (Personal Finance, November 2003) "..required reading...the amateurs bible..." (The Herald (Glasgow), 1 November 2003) "...simple--to--read and understandable pieces of advice ...could prove to be a sound investment..." (Western Daily Press, November 03) "...essential guide...one of the best guides on the bookshelves..." (What House?, November 03) "...an excellent reference source..." (Junior, February 2004) "...straightforward...peppered with paragraph markers, highlighting vitally important info...an invaluable reference guide..." (Property-- online, 30 th November 2004)
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About Robert S. Griswold

Melanie Bien is the personal finance editor for The Independent on Sunday and has written about rental property for national newspapers and magazines. She has contributed to Channel 4's Location Location Location and Selling Houses. Robert Griswold lectures at the Institute for Real Estate Management.
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